MY SELF LOVE PRACTICE ISN’T ALWAYS EASY 💞 3 years ago I realized (with deep sadness) that I didn’t really love myself. My love had conditions. I needed to DO everything perfect, BE everything perfect. My own spiritual journey was conditional — if I was growing, it was because I wasn’t good enough as I was. I needed to fix my wounds because if I was broken, if I was flawed, I wasn’t perfect. 💞 I thought perfection would save me from pain. It would keep me safe, in control. 💞 So I devoted myself to myself. I learned to fall in love with myself. It felt crazy lmao. I would flirt with myself, talk to myself in the mirror. I started favouring time alone to be with myself because I didn’t fear the stillness anymore. I learned to accept the shadow, the darkness and love myself through it anyways. 💞 My self care is my own self mastery. It is a practice and process that I practice everyday. Everyday is a conscious choice to actively love myself. How?? 💞 Mirror work: telling myself “I love you Amanda. I accept you.” 💞 Taking time in the morning to SLOW. DOWN. Read. Meditate. Journal. Practice presence. 💞 Asking myself “why do I feel the need to workout right now? Is it because I want to move, feel embodied, honour and love myself? Or is it because I haven’t “done enough” today, need to punish myself, etc.?” Showing myself compassion for needing rest. 💞 Prioritizing yoga and breath work as much as possible. 💞 Grounding and forest bathing in nature. 💞 NLP, Timeline, hypnosis, mindful journaling, resourcing my mentors/coaches, reiki, massage. 💞 Actively participating in a relationship that honours me, respects me and is committed to grow with me. 💞 My relationship with me is the most important - it sets the tone for what I believe I deserve. For how I believe I deserve to be treated. 💞 Failure is part of that journey. I embrace the failure. I embrace the flaws. I am learning everyday to love myself through it.